Sunday School and Confirmation List
The introduction has been adapted from the Preface to the "Speculum Gregis". The
pupil lists that follow are written inside the back cover of the "Speculum
Gregis" in the hands of Rev Francis Fulford and Rev R S B Sandilands.
- List of Boys who have left Sunday School April 1842 to December 1846.
List of Persons Confirmed June 22 1844.
- List of Persons not Proceeding to Confirmation.
Sunday School is held in the Church; and commences at
about 9 o'clock. I take about one half the boys and James Lee, the Schoolmaster,
the other half. I stay with them 'till the bell begins to ring, at half past ten
[for the morning Church service]. In the
the School opens rather before two and I stay 'till the bell begins about half
past two [for the afternoon service].
Fulford teaches the girls on the Sundays, assisted by Elizabeth Wood,
who keeps a little day-school. Mr Gape [the owner of three Croydon farms] always gives me Five
Pounds in June for the Sunday School, with which I pay Lee and Elizabeth Wood,
who have a one shilling a Sunday each, commencing for their year from Michaelmas.
I find fire in the winter, when necessary, for the Sunday School. We always give
the School children some plum-pudding at Christmas, and a tea-drinking with games
and sports in the field in July, and Books as rewards to a few in each class at
take a few pence from any of the children that like to pay it every Sunday as
their savings - to buy themselves clothes etc. (pencilled note: a very useful thing.)"